Delta County, CO

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2020 Population
30,758
0.631% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
47.7
0.846% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
18.1%
1.44% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$47,968
5.96% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$253,500
4.97% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Delta County, CO had a population of 30.8k people with a median age of 47.7 and a median household income of $47,968. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Delta County, CO grew from 30,565 to 30,758, a 0.631% increase and its median household income grew from $45,269 to $47,968, a 5.96% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Delta County, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.8%), White (Hispanic) (12.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.37%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.09%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.871%).

None of the households in Delta County, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.8% of the residents in Delta County, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Delta County, CO are Technical College of the Rockies (200 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Delta County, CO was $253,500, and the homeownership rate was 73.2%.

Most people in Delta County, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29 minutes. The average car ownership in Delta County, CO was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Delta County, CO is home to a population of 30.8k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 4.47% of Delta County, CO residents were born outside of the country (1.38k people).

In 2020, there were 6.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.9k people) in Delta County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.87k White (Hispanic) and 422 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.8%
2020 Citizenship
97.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.8% of Delta County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Delta County, CO was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Delta County, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    24.9k ± 186
  2. White (Hispanic)
    3.87k ± 263
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    422 ± 113
15.2%
Hispanic Population
4.68k people

In 2020, there were 6.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.9k people) in Delta County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.87k White (Hispanic) and 422 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.2% of the people in Delta County, CO are hispanic (4.68k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Delta County, CO as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.47%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.38k people
4.63%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.42k people

As of 2020, 4.47% of Delta County, CO residents (1.38k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Delta County, CO was 4.63%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,422 ± 238
  2. Korea
    368 ± 161
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    333 ± 153

Delta County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.86 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Delta County, CO employs 11.2k people. The largest industries in Delta County, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,776 people), Retail Trade (1,206 people), and Construction (1,184 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,774), Public Administration ($58,444), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,957).

Occupations

11.2k
2020 Value
± 731
2.09%
1 Year growth
± 9.11%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Delta County, CO grew at a rate of 2.09%, from 11k employees to 11.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Delta County, CO, are Management Occupations (1,418 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,255 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,125 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Delta County, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

11.2k
2020 Value
± 731
2.09%
1 Year growth
± 9.11%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Delta County, CO grew at a rate of 2.09%, from 11k employees to 11.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Delta County, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,776 people), Retail Trade (1,206 people), and Construction (1,184 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Delta County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Delta County, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,493
Median earning men ± $5,101
$28,230
Median earning women ± $3,296

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,341), Public Administration ($54,545), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($52,689).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Construction ($66,295), Public Administration ($58,720), and Manufacturing ($47,228).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Colorado.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 268
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 219
    Manufacturing
  3. 200
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $23.8B
  2. $20.7B
  3. $16.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $23.8B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($20.7B) and Machinery ($16.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Colorado products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$221B
2020 Value in Colorado
$434B
Projected 2050 Value in Colorado
96.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Colorado trade was $221B. This is expected to increase 96.6% to $434B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Colorado trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $10.3B
  2. $10.2B
  3. $9.13B

In 2020, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $10.3B, followed by Texas with $10.2B and Wyoming and $9.13B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Colorado shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Delta County, CO went to Donald J. Trump with 67.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (30.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.13%).

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing the state of Colorado. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Colorado is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Colorado

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Michael Bennet
Senator from Colorado3
Assumed office on January 21, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Ken Salazar, who had become Secretary of the Interior.
John Hickenlooper
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing Colorado.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Colorado have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Delta County, CO awarded 200 degrees. The student population of Delta County, CO in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 86 male students and 131 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Delta County, CO are White (159 and 79.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (33 and 16.5%), Two or More Races (6 and 3%), and Asian (1 and 0.5%).

The largest universities in Delta County, CO by number of degrees awarded are Technical College of the Rockies (200 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Delta County, CO are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (33 and 16.5%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (31 and 15.5%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (26 and 13%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.768% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.751% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Bachelors Degree (1.08M), Some college (1.01M), and High School or Equivalent (1M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Delta County, CO was $253,500 in 2020, which is 1.1 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $241,500 to $253,500, a 4.97% increase. The homeownership rate in Delta County, CO is 73.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Delta County, CO have an average commute time of 29 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Delta County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Delta County, CO is $47,968. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Delta County, CO was Census Tract 9646 with a value of $67,161, followed by Census Tract 9647 and Census Tract 9649, with respective values of $61,268 and $48,137.

Property

$253,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$14,143
$8,985
Median Property Taxes
±$625

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Delta County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Delta County, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

73.2%
Homeownership
2020
69.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 73.2% of the housing units in Delta County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9646
  2. Census Tract 9647
  3. Census Tract 9649

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Delta County, CO was Census Tract 9646 with a value of $67,161, followed by Census Tract 9647 and Census Tract 9649, with respective values of $61,268 and $48,137.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Delta County, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$47,968
Median Household Income
± $1,990
12.3k
Number of Households
± 772

In 2020, the median household income of the 12.3k households in Delta County, CO grew to $47,968 from the previous year's value of $45,269.

The following chart displays the households in Delta County, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Delta County, CO is from Colorado.
0.467
2020 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.468
2019 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2020, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.264% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (72%)
  2. Carpooled (12.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (10.9%)

In 2020, 72% of workers in Delta County, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.8%) and those who worked at home (10.9%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

29 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Delta County, CO have a longer commute time (29 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 5.55% of the workforce in Delta County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Delta County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Delta County, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Delta County, CO (5.33k out of 29.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Delta County, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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90.4% of the population of Delta County, CO has health coverage, with 28.2% on employee plans, 25.9% on Medicaid, 18.2% on Medicare, 15.9% on non-group plans, and 2.17% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Colorado was $6,804 in 2014. This is a 5.13% increase from the previous year ($6,472).

Primary care physicians in Delta County, CO see 1474 patients per year on average, which represents a 15.7% increase from the previous year (1274 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2397 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 611 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Colorado, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,474 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Delta County, CO

Primary care physicians in Delta County, CO see an average of 1,474 patients per year. This represents a 15.7% increase from the previous year (1,274 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Delta County, CO in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Colorado across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.3% under 18 years, 13.5% between 18 and 34 years, 37.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 26.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

9.6%
Uninsured
28.2%
Employer Coverage
25.9%
Medicaid
18.2%
Medicare
15.9%
Non-Group
2.17%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Delta County, CO grew by 12.5% from 8.54% to 9.6%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 52.8 in Delta County, CO.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 24% in Delta County, CO.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.1% in Delta County, CO.

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